Welcome to the Student Legal Clinic!

Free legal advice, information and referrals provided by a licensed attorney.

Convenient and Confidential

No problem too big or too small!

The Student Legal Clinic is a partner program of the Off-Campus Student Services 

Both programs share the following goals:

  • To provide information that will help students make appropriate decisions
  • To teach students problem solving tools and strategies
  • To develop community relationships that benefit students
  • To strengthen the connection between off-campus students and campus and community resources

SAY WHAT?  Examining Free Speech at App State:  There is probably no place where the daily life of individuals intersects as significantly with constitutional law as in the area of free speech and the first amendment.  Unsure how the first amendment really works?  You're in luck!  The University will be hosting an entire week of free speech events starting next Monday, November 12.  Check out the schedule and try to attend as many of these programs as you can.  The Student Legal Clinic attorney will be presenting two different programs on Thursday, November 15:  On free speech basics and how the first amendment works on our campus (with Dean of Students Jonathon Hyde), and on how first amendment law applies to student protests (with App State Chief of Police Andy Stephenson).  Although we don't have all the answers, we guarantee you will know more when you walk out than you did when you walked in -- and will have plenty to think about! 


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Number of students seeking legal advice increased in 2017-18

The numbers are in: During 2017-18, 389 Appalachian State students contacted the Student Legal Clinic for help with 442 separate issues, representing a significant increase from the 327 who sought help the previous year. Consultations most frequently involved minor criminal charges, landlord-tenant issues, and traffic tickets. But students also sought advice and information about expungement, family and relationship issues, employment, lawsuits for money, and a host of other issues.

For more information about what we do, check out our 2017-18 Student Legal Clinic Infographic. Questions: Call (828) 262-8284 or email ruschkp@appstate.edu.

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Contact Us

Rm. 324, PSU
P.O. Box 28608
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

M-R: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

Please note:  Appointments during summer months are available on a more limited schedule!

Call or drop by the office to schedule an appointment.